Our resources section is where we make available useful resources such as studies, reports  from the United Nations, Civil Society, NGOs, Governments, Academic Institutions and other sources related to women and specially women in Africa and other important documents such as copies of the Maputo Protocol and UNSCR 1325. 

We have been able to gather together important and useful information while at the same time fostering information sharing among other organizations working for women’s rights.

It ranges from Women, Peace and Security; Political Participation; Economic Empowerment, Violence Against Women to HIV/AIDS & Reproductive and so on.

Source: Centre for Security, Development and the Rule of Law (DCAF)
This report, published in English and French, aims to systematically document the status of gender integration in the security sectors in 14 Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Source: UNFPA
The goal of this guidance document is to provide a framework for developing an essential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) package. It focuses on two priority areas: 1) integrating family planning into maternal and newborn care services, and 2) integrating services for preventing and managing sexually transmitted infections/reproductive tract infections into primary healthcare services.

Source: ReliefWeb
The purpose of this review is to assess to what extent UNHCR, WFP, Unicef, and UNOCHA are aware of and integrate the standards of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action in its programming, and to what extent this Handbook is being used and implemented as a guiding tool in humanitarian operations.

Source: UNHCR
"The report updates progress made in the implementation of the monitoring, analysis and reporting arrangements and the placement of women’s protection advisers; provides information on parties to conflict credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape or other forms of sexual violence; highlights major outcomes of missions and political engagements undertaken by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Source: The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability
The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma.

Source: European Peacebuilding Liaison Office
From 3 to 7 October 2011, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) organised an online dialogue on “Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Europe and Beyond: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward”. The dialogue was held on the PeacePortal, with over 20 civil society representatives and individuals registered to participate from Liberia, Fiji Islands, South Africa, Croatia, UK, Italy, Nepal, Belgium, Canada, Georgia and the Netherlands.

Source: Human Rights Watch
Many democracies have allowed their ties with repressive allies to temper their support for human rights in the Arab Spring protests, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2012. For reasons of principle and long-term interest, governments should stand firm with the people of the Middle East and North Africa when they demand their basic rights and work to ensure the transition to genuine democracies.

Source: UN WOMEN
In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2010-2014, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider ‘The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges' as its priority theme during its fifty-sixth session in 2012.

Source: The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)
The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has published a report titled Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes.  This report states that women are often in the frontline in respect to the impacts of a changing climate.

Source: UNFPA
The year 2010 marked the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995). Among its many recommendations for achieving gender equality and equity is a call for access to financial services as a means of empowering women, especially the millions of women who live in impoverished and marginalized conditions around the world.

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